Netflix 5.3.1 Not Working

#41
I’ve got a U9H and 2 U-1 boxes and they work great for Kodi and some sports apps I have. However I haven’t used Znetflix for a while and am not able to use it on any of my 3 devices. I’m using Netflix 5.3.1 APK and am not able to log in. It keeps saying the credentials are invalid. I know they work as I am able to log out and in on my iPad without issue.

Is there anything I can do to get Netflix working? I’ve rebooted the boxes. I’ve reinstalled 5.3.1 on one of the boxes and it didn’t make any difference.
Thank you for your post!!!.... You saved me.
Finally, i was able to make netflix work on my U-1
 
#44
There seems to be some issues around Netflix/Google Play and non-Certified devices. I will try and find the thread, but in a nutshell, from Netflix's side, they can pick and choose which devices they decide are capable of serving up video above 720p. This is down to the fact that they want the best experience possible on their apps. Most low-end phones and really crappy TV-boxes actually don't even output above 720p. So, no worries from Netflix, in terms of quality, framerate and playback. 1080P (@60fps) relies on the DEVICE being of proper capability to provide video playback to a certain standard that they've set. Certified devices (Nvidia Shield, PS3, PS4, etc), get vetted through Netflix's Certification process and receive certifications to do 1080p and higher. It all revolves around the quality of their service-offering. Half of the TV-boxes and bottom-range smartphones, even if the are "1080" can barely generate 1080p@60 for 30% of the video's duration. Nobody wants the disappointment of having a bottom-end-smartphone with a HD1080 display grind Netflix away at 7fps.... Netflix will be embarrassed and outraged! So, Google Play is also upholding that deal: Certified devices get 1080p60+, the rest, don't. Every android device type is identifiable to the store. Working with Android APP developers, I can attest to the extent at which those poor souls have to test against to tweak for about 50% of the devices out there, even that is exhaustive. If you connect a PS3 to a 1080p60 display, Netflix will honor that. PS4, AND a 4K display...Netflix will honor that. Regardless of how terrible the screen actually is, they at least know the hardware performing playback is ticking all the boxes. As far as I am able to research, Netflix does indeed recognize that nearly all of the MINIX devices are ACTUALLY capable of delivering 1080p60 and 4k...MINIX has not gone through the process to get that sticker. BUT! Nexflix, on their own support forums, offers an alternative build, on a thread specifically for MINIX. That's literally them saying "This is the best we can do until MINIX does some certifications with us". That Build plays 1080p60 5.1 on my U9.

The "other-other"o_O side of the coin is DRM. Most Smartphone/TV-boxes in the world are really, really, really cheap and nasty. Really budget. You may not know it, but go to a country where 80% of the population of 1.4 billion, owns an android smartphone of the lowest caliber, made by the lowest-bidder and sold through the cheapest store, don't even consider DRM. The root-part of your popular brand-name smartphone, or high-quality android box contain thesse special controls, containing manufacturer certificates, unique per-device recognition, and a bunch of info regarding the authenticity of the device: Netflix and other premium services require DRM present on the device to protect their content from side-downloading, screen capturing, to-disk-downloading and manipulation. DRM protects these apps from misuse by 3rd-party apps that may be loaded to the android device. Rooting your smartphone for example, invalidates these DRM features, much like rooting your TV-box. If they're not present, the app installs but fails to load. Netflix has admitted that a non-rooted MINIX does have these DRM controls in place... albeit the lower-order ones, but again, MINIX has not gone through the process, again, hence the "sorry, we get it that your device is cool, but this is the best we can do."
 
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#46
There seems to be some issues around Netflix/Google Play and non-Certified devices. I will try and find the thread, but in a nutshell, from Netflix's side, they can pick and choose which devices they decide are capable of serving up video above 720p. This is down to the fact that they want the best experience possible on their apps. Most low-end phones and really crappy TV-boxes actually don't even output above 720p. So, no worries from Netflix, in terms of quality, framerate and playback. 1080P (@60fps) relies on the DEVICE being of proper capability to provide video playback to a certain standard that they've set. Certified devices (Nvidia Shield, PS3, PS4, etc), get vetted through Netflix's Certification process and receive certifications to do 1080p and higher. It all revolves around the quality of their service-offering. Half of the TV-boxes and bottom-range smartphones, even if the are "1080" can barely generate 1080p@60 for 30% of the video's duration. Nobody wants the disappointment of having a bottom-end-smartphone with a HD1080 display grind Netflix away at 7fps.... Netflix will be embarrassed and outraged! So, Google Play is also upholding that deal: Certified devices get 1080p60+, the rest, don't. Every android device type is identifiable to the store. Working with Android APP developers, I can attest to the extent at which those poor souls have to test against to tweak for about 50% of the devices out there, even that is exhaustive. If you connect a PS3 to a 1080p60 display, Netflix will honor that. PS4, AND a 4K display...Netflix will honor that. Regardless of how terrible the screen actually is, they at least know the hardware performing playback is ticking all the boxes. As far as I am able to research, Netflix does indeed recognize that nearly all of the MINIX devices are ACTUALLY capable of delivering 1080p60 and 4k...MINIX has not gone through the process to get that sticker. BUT! Nexflix, on their own support forums, offers an alternative build, on a thread specifically for MINIX. That's literally them saying "This is the best we can do until MINIX does some certifications with us". That Build plays 1080p60 5.1 on my U9.

The "other-other"o_O side of the coin is DRM. Most Smartphone/TV-boxes in the world are really, really, really cheap and nasty. Really budget. You may not know it, but go to a country where 80% of the population of 1.4 billion, owns an android smartphone of the lowest caliber, made by the lowest-bidder and sold through the cheapest store, don't even consider DRM. The root-part of your popular brand-name smartphone, or high-quality android box contain thesse special controls, containing manufacturer certificates, unique per-device recognition, and a bunch of info regarding the authenticity of the device: Netflix and other premium services require DRM present on the device to protect their content from side-downloading, screen capturing, to-disk-downloading and manipulation. DRM protects these apps from misuse by 3rd-party apps that may be loaded to the android device. Rooting your smartphone for example, invalidates these DRM features, much like rooting your TV-box. If they're not present, the app installs but fails to load. Netflix has admitted that a non-rooted MINIX does have these DRM controls in place... albeit the lower-order ones, but again, MINIX has not gone through the process, again, hence the "sorry, we get it that your device is cool, but this is the best we can do."
Do you mind sharing the link to the alternative build which plays 1080p60 5.1 on U9?

Thanks.
 
#48
There seems to be some issues around Netflix/Google Play and non-Certified devices. I will try and find the thread, but in a nutshell, from Netflix's side, they can pick and choose which devices they decide are capable of serving up video above 720p. This is down to the fact that they want the best experience possible on their apps. Most low-end phones and really crappy TV-boxes actually don't even output above 720p. So, no worries from Netflix, in terms of quality, framerate and playback. 1080P (@60fps) relies on the DEVICE being of proper capability to provide video playback to a certain standard that they've set. Certified devices (Nvidia Shield, PS3, PS4, etc), get vetted through Netflix's Certification process and receive certifications to do 1080p and higher. It all revolves around the quality of their service-offering. Half of the TV-boxes and bottom-range smartphones, even if the are "1080" can barely generate 1080p@60 for 30% of the video's duration. Nobody wants the disappointment of having a bottom-end-smartphone with a HD1080 display grind Netflix away at 7fps.... Netflix will be embarrassed and outraged! So, Google Play is also upholding that deal: Certified devices get 1080p60+, the rest, don't. Every android device type is identifiable to the store. Working with Android APP developers, I can attest to the extent at which those poor souls have to test against to tweak for about 50% of the devices out there, even that is exhaustive. If you connect a PS3 to a 1080p60 display, Netflix will honor that. PS4, AND a 4K display...Netflix will honor that. Regardless of how terrible the screen actually is, they at least know the hardware performing playback is ticking all the boxes. As far as I am able to research, Netflix does indeed recognize that nearly all of the MINIX devices are ACTUALLY capable of delivering 1080p60 and 4k...MINIX has not gone through the process to get that sticker. BUT! Nexflix, on their own support forums, offers an alternative build, on a thread specifically for MINIX. That's literally them saying "This is the best we can do until MINIX does some certifications with us". That Build plays 1080p60 5.1 on my U9.

The "other-other"o_O side of the coin is DRM. Most Smartphone/TV-boxes in the world are really, really, really cheap and nasty. Really budget. You may not know it, but go to a country where 80% of the population of 1.4 billion, owns an android smartphone of the lowest caliber, made by the lowest-bidder and sold through the cheapest store, don't even consider DRM. The root-part of your popular brand-name smartphone, or high-quality android box contain thesse special controls, containing manufacturer certificates, unique per-device recognition, and a bunch of info regarding the authenticity of the device: Netflix and other premium services require DRM present on the device to protect their content from side-downloading, screen capturing, to-disk-downloading and manipulation. DRM protects these apps from misuse by 3rd-party apps that may be loaded to the android device. Rooting your smartphone for example, invalidates these DRM features, much like rooting your TV-box. If they're not present, the app installs but fails to load. Netflix has admitted that a non-rooted MINIX does have these DRM controls in place... albeit the lower-order ones, but again, MINIX has not gone through the process, again, hence the "sorry, we get it that your device is cool, but this is the best we can do."

Could you please tell us were to look for that version of netflix?
 
#49
There seems to be some issues around Netflix/Google Play and non-Certified devices. I will try and find the thread, but in a nutshell, from Netflix's side, they can pick and choose which devices they decide are capable of serving up video above 720p. This is down to the fact that they want the best experience possible on their apps. Most low-end phones and really crappy TV-boxes actually don't even output above 720p. So, no worries from Netflix, in terms of quality, framerate and playback. 1080P (@60fps) relies on the DEVICE being of proper capability to provide video playback to a certain standard that they've set. Certified devices (Nvidia Shield, PS3, PS4, etc), get vetted through Netflix's Certification process and receive certifications to do 1080p and higher. It all revolves around the quality of their service-offering. Half of the TV-boxes and bottom-range smartphones, even if the are "1080" can barely generate 1080p@60 for 30% of the video's duration. Nobody wants the disappointment of having a bottom-end-smartphone with a HD1080 display grind Netflix away at 7fps.... Netflix will be embarrassed and outraged! So, Google Play is also upholding that deal: Certified devices get 1080p60+, the rest, don't. Every android device type is identifiable to the store. Working with Android APP developers, I can attest to the extent at which those poor souls have to test against to tweak for about 50% of the devices out there, even that is exhaustive. If you connect a PS3 to a 1080p60 display, Netflix will honor that. PS4, AND a 4K display...Netflix will honor that. Regardless of how terrible the screen actually is, they at least know the hardware performing playback is ticking all the boxes. As far as I am able to research, Netflix does indeed recognize that nearly all of the MINIX devices are ACTUALLY capable of delivering 1080p60 and 4k...MINIX has not gone through the process to get that sticker. BUT! Nexflix, on their own support forums, offers an alternative build, on a thread specifically for MINIX. That's literally them saying "This is the best we can do until MINIX does some certifications with us". That Build plays 1080p60 5.1 on my U9.

The "other-other"o_O side of the coin is DRM. Most Smartphone/TV-boxes in the world are really, really, really cheap and nasty. Really budget. You may not know it, but go to a country where 80% of the population of 1.4 billion, owns an android smartphone of the lowest caliber, made by the lowest-bidder and sold through the cheapest store, don't even consider DRM. The root-part of your popular brand-name smartphone, or high-quality android box contain thesse special controls, containing manufacturer certificates, unique per-device recognition, and a bunch of info regarding the authenticity of the device: Netflix and other premium services require DRM present on the device to protect their content from side-downloading, screen capturing, to-disk-downloading and manipulation. DRM protects these apps from misuse by 3rd-party apps that may be loaded to the android device. Rooting your smartphone for example, invalidates these DRM features, much like rooting your TV-box. If they're not present, the app installs but fails to load. Netflix has admitted that a non-rooted MINIX does have these DRM controls in place... albeit the lower-order ones, but again, MINIX has not gone through the process, again, hence the "sorry, we get it that your device is cool, but this is the best we can do."
I searched for the apk on the netflix support forum, through a lot of different search terms and found one:
https://help.netflix.com/nl/node/57688?ba=SwiftypeResultClick&q=Android hd
I installed this one, it's version is 4.16-200217
I will explain how you can check the resolution it is using:
Your tv might show that it is using 1080p but that is not the resolution being used by the netflix app..
After running it on my Minix U9H with android 6.0.1, seaching for the movie/serie "test patterns" in netflix, then playing it, wait for about a minute, while it is playing, in the right upper corner it shows in yellow 854x480. So that is unfortunately the highest resolution posibble at the moment. Others report they can use 6.x.x versions but somehow they don't work at my u9h. Maybe it is also bound to regional differences?
 

notrui2

Trusted Helper
#56
After executing full factory reset, I lost my Netflix application.
Where from can I download this app and how to install it on my Minix U9-H.
If you perform a factory reset you always lose any after installed apps/data that does not come with the ROM.
Factory reset put the device also with the default settings.
I advice you always do a backup in case you need to perform a factory reset or even a firmware upgrade (not update OTA-over the air).
 
#59
After installing, uninstalling many version of apk, many only play sd, and after googling, on xda forum, someone manage to modify netflix apk to play in hd if your device is L1 certified. And this 4.16.1 version will work with remote and got 720p with 008FW and 1080p on custom ATV.

http://www.321webs.com/download/153735.htm

Hi!

Cannot download. Malwarebytes blocks it: "Website blocked due to a Trojan" reports.
False positive o risky site?

I'm using version 6.26.1 and can not get the remote to work with it. Besides, every time a show starts playing there are intermittent cuts and after resuming playback manually many times I can finally get the thing working normally. This only happens with Netflix, no other app behaves this way. It seems as if "they" detect the device is not "Netflix approved" and hence do it on purpose, to discourage you using it.

Any help?

Thanks!!
 

Skynet

Administrator
#60
Hi!

Cannot download. Malwarebytes blocks it: "Website blocked due to a Trojan" reports.
False positive o risky site?

I'm using version 6.26.1 and can not get the remote to work with it. Besides, every time a show starts playing there are intermittent cuts and after resuming playback manually many times I can finally get the thing working normally. This only happens with Netflix, no other app behaves this way. It seems as if "they" detect the device is not "Netflix approved" and hence do it on purpose, to discourage you using it.

Any help?

Thanks!!
I agree, site is blocked here too.
@sekerat : can you upload the file in another way ?
 
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